"2017 PSR High School Scholarship Essay Contest” (1 hour, 23 minutes)
On April 30, 2017, Sacramento area high school students read and defended their essays in response to this quotation from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt: "Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education."
The 10 finalists presented their essays at the contest finals dinner that was attended by more than 200 people. The finalists answered questions about their essays from a distinguished panel of judges from the community, who then choose the First Place ($3,000 scholarship), Second Place ($2,500 scholarship), and Third Place ($2,000 scholarship) winners. Each of the other finalists received a $1,000 scholarship.
This annual event is sponsored by the Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility ("PSR").